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Red Oak dropping visually healthy limbs

Red Oak dropping visually healthy limbs
Posted by: Nora (IP Logged)
Date: September 29, 2015 00:25

Our Red Oak has dropped two visually healthy limbs, diameters 13" and 10", in the past three months. No rot, no insects, no fungus, no sign of disease anywhere. The first limb came down in rain, but no wind. The second came down under blue skies, no rain, and no wind.
It has not dropped any leaves, as a matter of fact it usually drops its leaves late in the Fall.
We estimate the tree to be roughly 75 years old. We would hate to lose the tree, but fear damage to our property should more limbs come down since it is only a driveways width away from our house. We are at a loss as to what to do. The tree was last trimmed five years ago.

Should we have it trimmed hard to eliminate limbs over hanging the house, or are we looking at having to take the tree down?

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